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Infoplease - This Day in History 

Aug 31, 1962: Trinidad and Tobago gained independence from Great Britain.

Aug 31, 1997: Princess Diana and her companion Dodi al-Fayed were killed in a car accident in Paris.

Aug 31, 1887 : Thomas Edison received a patent for his "Kinetoscope," and moving pictures were born.

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Aug 30, 1862: The Second Battle of Bull Run took place during the Civil War.

Aug 30, 1963: A hot line between the Kremlin and the White House went into operation to reduce the chances of an accidental war.

Aug 30, 30 B.C.: Cleopatra VII, Queen of Egypt, committed suicide.

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Aug 29, 1842: The Treaty of Nanking was signed, ending the Opium Wars and ceding the island of Hong Kong to Britain.

Aug 29, 1949: The U.S.S.R. tested their first atomic bomb.

Aug 29, 1966: The Beatles played their last major live concert at Candlestick Park, California.

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Aug 28, 1850: Richard Wagner's opera, Lohengrin, premiered at Weimar, Germany.

Aug 28, 1968: Anti-Vietnam war protesters and police clashed in the streets of Chicago while the Democratic National Convention nominated Hubert H. Humphrey for president.

Aug 28, 1963: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial to civil rights demonstrators.

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Aug 27, 1928: The Kellogg-Briand Pact, outlawing war, was signed.

Aug 27, 1945: U.S. troops began landing in Japan after Japan's surrender in World War II.

Aug 27, 1962: The U.S. launched the Mariner II space probe.

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Aug 26, 1920: The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote went into effect.

Aug 26, 1847: Liberia was proclaimed an independent republic.

Aug 26, 1974: Aviator Charles Lindbergh, the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic, died.

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Aug 25, 1718: New Orleans was founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans.

Aug 25, 1875: Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel. It took him 21 hours and 45 minutes.

Aug 25, 1916: The Department of the Interior created the National Park Service to manage and preserve national parks and monuments for future generations.

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Aug 24, 79: Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Aug 24, 1572: 70,000 French Protestants, or Huguenots, were killed in the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.

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